You all know how much I love what’s happening at Gucci, and the good news is sometimes the designers we love have sales, and that is happening right now at Gucci. The Gucci Private Sale is live and has a great assortment of bags, shoes, accessories and more, right now.
It’s hard to believe that Alessandro Michele has only been the creative director at Gucci for about a year and a half. Almost immediately, Michele transformed the brand into one of the buzziest companies in fashion; his first full collection was so successful that Gucci didn’t even need to have a sale at the end of the season.
I was planning on sharing my must-have spring pieces with you today, but I got behind on work, so instead, I’m sharing two items I want in my closet right now. My love affair with Gucci shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of you; I was already a fan before Alessandro Michele took over, and with his reinvigoration of the brand, I fell even further down the rabbit hole.
Sometimes I can’t help but marvel at how quickly Alessandro Michele has taken Gucci and remade it in his image. In the span of only a couple seasons, he’s got my expectations of what Gucci will be so accurately and expertly set that, while looking through the images from the brand’s Fall 2016 runway show, all I could think was, “Wow, it’s all so gloriously Gucci.”
We reported last year that Louis Vuitton and Gucci were leading a monogram comeback, and that continues to be the case. Gucci is probably one of the hottest handbag brands at the moment, with everyone carrying and wearing the brand (including Lady Gaga during her amazing Super Bowl opening with the national anthem).
Considering the relatively short amount of time Alessandro Michele has been at Gucci’s creative helm, it’s incredible how quickly he has built a new creative world for the the brand. Like Michele’s collections before it, Gucci Pre-Fall 2016 is rooted in Gucci’s long leather goods heritage, but it’s a lot more fun, youthful and energetic than “heritage” usually implies in fashion.